Calendars

Events are covered regionally & on a national scale. This includes listings for special gatherings, recurring events, & one-time affairs. Each listing is sorted by the date of the event then color coded by the nature of their interest: 

  • Alternative Music & Culture in Rust.
  • BDSM & Fetish in Red.
  • Lifestyle & Swinger in Green.
  • Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Wine
  • Mainstream in White.

Please note: some crossover will often exist, so the function in question will be listed by the nature that most predominantly reflects the general practice of its venue.

  • Our Main Calendar 2018 offers a FULL listing of all regional events.
  • Major National Events are listed on our Main Calendar & under their own page.
  • Please see Recurring Events for ongoing gatherings (excluding theme nights, weekly recurring events & munches are no longer listed in the Main Calendar).
  • For News regarding recent developments in the scene, please see News & Notes.
  • For Featured Events & Concerts Coming Soon please see below...

Featured Events:

 

Please Note: This is only a partial list for featured events!  For the FULL list of what's going on throughout the scene, please see our Main Calendar 2018.

August:

 

1st-11th - Pennsic w/ Die Fledermaus (DieFledermaus): Representing the nation's largest gathering for a theme-based festival, Pennsic is an experience all to its own. Clan Die Fledermaus is one of the oldest and most established camps for the entire festival & tends to serve as the scene camp for those in the alternative & adult sub-culture. In that, we co-host a few of the most well recognized parties for all of Pennsic:  Carnival at Swampfest & Naked Spaghetti.  See site for detials.

 

Wed 1st - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax at Auld Shebeen downstairs.

               - B.E.S.S. (Fetlife Groups) holds its Educational Series in Baltimore.

               - Hybrid Hump Day Happy Hour (Fetlife Group): in Frederick, Md.

               - LINK / Lancaster in Kink (Fetlife): Bi-weekly gathering in Lancaster, Pa.

               - Philadelphia Jacks (PhiladelphiaJacks.com): All male masturbation group.

               - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

2nd-5th - Weekend Reunion (WeekendReunion): Weekend fetish convention.

             - Rocky Mountain Rebellion (RMRebellion): Kink-con in Salt Lake City, Utah.

             - Toga Party at Zebulon's Grotto (ZebulonsGrotto): nudist & social gatherings.

 

Thu 2nd - DC Burners (LocalSixteen): Weekly happy hour but 1st Thurs is best.
              - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night
              - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Dupont Italian Kitchen.
              - Gateway (BR.org): Monthly meeting by the Black Rose at Hilton Garden Inn.

 

Fri 3rd - Tiny Cat (Facebook): at the Black Cat (NW DC).

            - First Friday Fetish (Facebook): Hosted at Club Orpheus in Baltimore.
            - Dungeon 101 (BR.com/Dungeon101): Black Rose Dungeon101 at The Crucible.

            - Tabu Anything Anywhere (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle social & play party.
            - PGC Kink-Swinger Crossover (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best.

            - TPA Mocha Takeover (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle play party in NE MD.
            - Sugar Reception (sugartheshop.com): Baltimore's Premier Boutique First Friday.
            - First Friday Dupont (Facebook): Art inspired gallery tour w/ wine tastings.
 

Sat 4th - Elektroschock (elektroschock.net): One of Baltimore's very best alt dance nights.

            - Jimmy Buffet Live (LiveNation): at Jiffy Lube Live, Va.

            - Shadowland (Facebook): 80's / Electro / Goth-Industrial in Lancaster, Pa.

            - Kraken's Liar (Fetlife): BDSM party w/ a high level of extreme play in Balt.

            - SE Pa. Social (Fetlife): Social happy hour / meet & greet just outside of Philly.

            - Crucible Lifestyle (CrucibleLifestyle): Art-o-rotica meets lifestyle party.

            - Entre Nous (EntreNousDC.com): Meet & Greet hosted at their new location.
            - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Social & Play Party On-Premise.
            - The Private Affair (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle play party in NE MD.
            - PGC Mid-Summer's Night (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best.
            - Distrikt-C (DistriktC.com): Special fetish dance night at the New DC Eagle.

            - Hummer (ghcdc): Gorious Health hosts a special night for those into Gear.
            - Cum Union DC (CumUnion.com): sex club for gay or bi men at The Crew Club.

            - Cum Union Philly (CumUnion.com): National sex club hosted at Club Philly.
            - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds their monthly social & open play at its dungeon.

            - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).

            - DC Latern Festival (Facebook): Hosted waterfront at the National Harbor.

 

Sun 5th - Perry's Drag Brunch (PerrysAM.com): one DC's most popular spots for brunch.

              - Nellie's Drag Brunch (NelliesSportsBar): a high energy drag brunch Sat & Sun.

 

Mon 6th - Aberrant DC (Fetlife): Offering an all-age social gathering at the Airedale DC.

 

Tue 7th - Clusterfunk at Madam's Organ (MadamsOrgan): some of the area's best jams.
              - FREAK (Fetlife Groups): weekly happy hour at its new location in Frederick.
              - Black Rose (BR.org) weekly 'Brown Bag Munch'  & educational series.

              - Parkville Munch (Fetlife): Open to all Poly, Kink, & the Alt. Lifestyle.

 

Wed 8th - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax at Auld Shebeen downstairs.

               - RAM / Rockville Area Munch (Fetlife): Social gathering for kink-friendly.

               - Hump Day Happy Hour (Fetlife): Hosted by Baltimore TNG.
               - Carroll County Decadence (Fetlife): Monthly gathering for dinner & drinks.

               - DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Gathering of older gay/bi men.

               - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

9th-12th - Otakon (Otakon): East coast convention dedicated to all things anime. NW DC.

               - FetishCon (Fetishcon): Industry Fetish Convention hosted in St. Petersburg, Fla

               - Kink Camp (CampHardWood): Weekend retreat in Minneapolis, Minn.

 

Thu 9th - DC Burner Happy Hour (LocalSixteen): Local 16 hosts a weekly happy hour.
              - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night
              - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Dupont Italian Kitchen
 

Fri 10th - The Krypt (Facebook): Goth-Industrial at Club Orpheus in Baltimore.

              - Tabu Social Club (www.TabuLife.com): Lifestyle social play party Catonsville.

              - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best parties.

              - Bi Parties (Fetlife): On-premise play party for Bi (M/F), Bi-Couples, & TS/TG.

 

11th-12th - Moonrise Festival (MoonriseFestial.com): Rave format music festival.

Sat 11th - Vangard (Facebook): DC's newest night for Goth, Industrial, Darkwave.
              - Rehab (Facebook/SheProductions): One of Baltimore's biggest alt dance parties.

              - Artistic Rope Intensive (Fetlife): Hosted by DC Rope at the Crucible (1-5pm).

              - Risque (The-Crucible): EDM Dance Night at the Crucible.
              - Columbia Unwound (Fetlife): Local Munch for the kink set in Columbia, Md.

              - Entre Nous (EntreNousDC.com): Meet & Greet hosted at their new location.
              - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Play Party in Catonsville, MD.
              - The Private Affair (ThePrivateAffair.com): hosted on-premise in Northeast MD
              - PGC Foreplay & Fishnets (thepleasuregardenclub.net): Philly's best party.
              - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).
              - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.
              - FIST (fetlife.com/groups): holds its monthly social. See group updates for more.

 

Sun 12th - Pentatonix Live (LiveNation): at Jiffy Lube Live, Va.

               - Philly Polyamorists (meetup.com/phillypoly): Social event in/around Philly.

               - Perry's Drag Brunch (PerrysAM.com): one DC's most popular spots.

               - Nellie's Drag Brunch (NelliesSportsBar): a high energy drag brunch Sat&Sun.

 

Mon 13th - Sigma 101 (sigmadc.org): Intro S&M classes held on-site.

 

Tue 14th - Clusterfunk at Madam's Organ (MadamsOrgan): some of the area's best jams.
                - Dinner w/ Domme's (Fetlife): A monthly dinner held at Uno's Chicago Grill

                - FREAK (Fetlife Groups): meets for a weekly happy hour in Frederick.
                - Black Rose (BR.org) weekly 'Brown Bag Munch' at The Crucible.
                - Harford County Munch (Fetlife): Monthly gathering in Fallston, Md.
                - MAsT (mastwashington.org) holds a roundtable panel discussion

 

Wed 15th - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax at Auld Shebeen downstairs.

                 - B.E.S.S. (Fetlife Groups) holds its Educational Series in Baltimore.

                 - LINK / Lancaster in Kink (Fetlife): Bi-weekly gathering in Lancaster, Pa.

                 - Baltimore Polyamory Network (Fetlife): Regional gathering for polyamory

                 - DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Gathering of older gay/bi men.

                 - Philadelphia Jacks (PhiladelphiaJacks.com): All male masturbation group
                 - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

Thu 16th - DC Burner Happy Hour (LocalSixteen): Local 16 hosts a weekly happy hour.

                - Heresy (Ottobar): Goth Industrial Night upstairs at Baltimore's Ottobar. 21+
                - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night

                - Baltimore Beyond (Fetlife): One of Baltimore's best happy hours returns.
                - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Dupont Italian Kitchen
                - Rope Bite Baltimore (Fetlife) Dedicated to the art of Shibari & Rope Bondage

 

17th-20th - Key City Steampunk Festival (Facebook): Hosted in Frederick, Md.

                 - Browncoat Ball (Facebook): DC Con / Ball dedicated to fans of Firefly.

                 - Potterverse (Potterversecon): Maryland's Wizard Con at Bethesda Marriott.

                 - Monster Mania (MonsterMania): Philly's Horror & SciFi convention in NJ.

                 - Endless Poly Summer (CFNC.us): Weekend camp, retreat, & summit.

                 - The Gathering (GayNaturists): one of the nation's largest gatherings

                 - Rang at Zebulon's Grotto (ZebulonsGrotto): nudist & social gatherings.

 

Fri 17th - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle social play party on-premise.
              - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best  parties.

              - DC Social (The-Crucible): Social Play Party by Indecent Enterprise.

 

Sat 18th - Batz Over Baltimore (Facebook): Featuring 80's, Punk, & Goth-Industrial .
               - Purplelife RVA (Facebook): Immersive nightlife danceparty at Godfrey's
               - Transylvanian Concubines (Facebook): Lingerie Night for Rocky Horror.
               - Women Rule Parties (Women-Rule-Parties.com): Md based group.
               - Black Rose (br.org) Monthly open play Workshops hosted at The Crucible.

               - The Pittsburg Bondage Ball (Facebook): Hosted by Phoenix Lagoon
               - Entre Nous (EntreNousDC.com): Meet & Greet hosted at their new location.
               - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Social & Play Party
               - The Private Affair (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle social play party
               - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's finest.
               - Spank DC (SpankDC.com): All male spanking party at The Green Lantern.

               - Ladies of Lure (Facebook): DC Drag at its finest! Hosted every 3rd Saturday
               - Hummer (ghcdc): Gorious Health hosts a special night for those into Gear

               - Cum Union Philly (CumUnion.com): National sex club for gay & bi men.

               - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

               - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).
 

Sun 19th - Perry's Drag Brunch (PerrysAM.com): Perry's in Adam's Morgan.

                - Nellie's Drag Brunch (NelliesSportsBar): Nellie's Sports Bar Sat & Sun.

 

Mon 20th - Your MAMA Munch (Fetlife.com/groups): Hosted by Mistress Lynne .

                 - Aberrant DC (Fetlife): an all-age social gathering at the Airedale in DC.

 

Tue 21st - FREAK (Fetlife Groups): meets for a weekly happy in Frederick.
               - Black Rose (BR.org) holds a weekly 'Brown Bag Munch'  & education series.

               - Cecil County Munch (Fetlife): Held at Schaefer's Canal House.

 

Wed 22nd - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax. Hosted at Auld Shebeen.

                 - Hump Day Happy Hour (Fetlife): Hosted by Baltimore TNG.

                 - Frederick/Hagerstown Munch (Fetlife): Hosted in Central Maryland.
                 - Philly Polyamorists (meetup.com/phillypoly): Hosts bi-monthly social event.

                 - DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Gathering of older gay/bi men.

                 - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

Thu 23rd - DC Burner Happy Hour (LocalSixteen): Local 16 hosts a weekly happy hour.
                - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night
                - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Dupont Italian Kitchen

                - Columbia Unwound (Fetlife): Monthly Happy Hour for the kink set

 

24th-26th - Faerie Worlds (FaerieWorlds): The world's largest gathering in Portland, Or.

                 - Opening Weekend for the Md. Renn-Faire (rennfest.com):

                 - Florida Power Exchange (FloridaPowerExchange): Hosted in Clearwater. 

 

Fri 24th - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle social & play party on-premise
              - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best parties.

              - Bi Parties (Fetlife): On-premise play party for Bi (M/F), Bi-Couples, & TS/TG.

              - Men's Kink Night (The-Crucible): All male kink night hosted at The Crucible.

 

Sat 25th - Fairfax Comic Con (Facebook): at the Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly Va.

              - The Gate (Fetlife): Philly's monthly munch at Philly Diner.

              - Entre Nous (EntreNousDC.com): Meet & Greet hosted at their new location.
              - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): Lifestyle Social & Play Party On-Premise
              - The Private Affair (ThePrivateAffair.com): Lifestyle social play party
              - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best.
              - Spank & Paddle Party (sigmadc.org) hosted by Sigma at their on-site dungeon.

              - Ziegfelds (ziegfelds.com) DC's Biggest & Best Drag Show (11pm).

 

Sun 26th - Perry's Drag Brunch (PerrysAM.com): Perry's in Adam's Morgan .

                - Nellie's Drag Brunch (NelliesSportsBar): Nellie's Sports Bar Sat & Sun.

 

Mon 27th - Owing Mills Munch (Fetlife): at various locations around Owings Mills, Md.

                 - Sigma 101 (sigmadc.org): Intro S&M classes on-site at the Sigma dungeon.

 

Tue 28th - Clusterfunk at Madam's Organ (MadamsOrgan): some of the area's best jams.
                - FREAK (Fetlife Groups): meets for a weekly happy hour at its new location.
                - Black Rose (BR.org) weekly 'Munch'  & educational series at The Crucible.

                - Rockville Poly Munch (Fetlife): Local gathering for those in the Poly Lifestyle.

Wed 29th - Transit (Facebook): Weekly EDM Night in Fairfax at Auld Shebeen downstairs.

                 - DC Prime Timers (PrimeTimersDC.org): Gathering of older gay/bi men.

                 - Sigma (sigmadc.org) holds open play at its on-site dungeon.

 

Thu 30th - The Further (Facebook): Dark-electro dance party at Safari Lounge DC.

                - DC Burner Happy Hour (LocalSixteen): Local 16 hosts a weekly happy hour .
                - Asylum 13 (Facebook): Wilmington Del. hosts a weekly Dark Alt. night
                - DC After Dark (Fetlife): Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Dupont Italian Kitchen

 

Fri 31st - Dark & Stormy (Facebook): At the Backstage of The Black Cat.

              - KUNST UND WAHNSINN (Facebook): WaxTrax! Industrial. Baltimore.

              - Kinky Karaoke (Fetlife): Karaoke / Play Party at the Baltimore Playspace.

              - Tabu Social Club (TabuLife.com): social play party hosted in Catonsville, MD.
              - Pleasure Garden Club (thepleasuregardenclub.net): one of Philly's best parties.

 

Regional Concerts:
 

Fri Aug 3rd - Tiny Cat (Facebook): at the Black Cat (NW DC).

 

Sat Aug 4th - Jimmy Buffet Live (LiveNation): at Jiffy Lube Live, Va.

Sun Aug 12th - Pentatonix Live (LiveNation): at Jiffy Lube Live, Va.

 

Fri Sep 7th - Jethro Tull Live (Wolftrap): at Wolf Trap, N.Va.

Mon Sep 10th - Killing Joke (Facebook): at the Baltimore Soundstage.

Thu Sep 13th - Shadow Woods Metal Fest (Facebook): in White Hall Md.

Fri Sep 14th - Paul Simon Farewell Tour (CapitonOne): at Capital One Arena DC.

Fri Sep 21st - Gary Numan (Facebook): at the Baltimore Soundstage.

Sat Sep 22nd - Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Rd (CapitonOne): at Cap.One Arena.

 

Tue Oct 9th - Nine Inch Nails (Facebook): w/ Jesus & Mary Chains at The Anthem DC.

Sun Oct 21st - Garbage (Facebook): at The Lincoln Theater (NW DC).

Thu Oct 25th - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Facebook): at The Anthem DC.

Oct 27-28 - Days of Darkness Festival (Facebook): presented by Maryland Deathfest.

 

Thu Nov 1st - Clan of Xymox (Facebook): at the Ottobar (Baltimore).

Wed Dec 19th - A John Waters Xmas (BaltSoundStage): at the Baltimore Soundstage.

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